Just sayin’

  • @[email protected]
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    657 months ago

    For me, it’s not great. The web interface and apps I’ve used are kind of bad, there isn’t a lot of content in the topics I’m interested in. I’m mainly here because I refuse to go back to Reddit.

    • @weeeeum
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      327 months ago

      In terms of ui and apps it’s perfect because I was using boost for reddit and now using boost for Lemmy and it’s nearly identical.

      Definitely agree that there’s not much content, or at least much variety. Pretty much all I see is news, nauseating amount of memes and communists, frankly not much thought provoking content honestly. I’m really wishing for the hobby subs to grow, after that I’d be way more active.

      • @[email protected]
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        97 months ago

        For me the level of interesting content is just about spot on now, but obviously it depends on your interests.

        I do have one suggestion though. Whenever you feel the urge to comment about how “hobby” communities are too dead, be more specific. Which hobbies? Which communities? Every time you mention one, the chances that someone who didn’t even know it existed sees that comment and finds the community increase.

        Look I’ll start. I wish there were more crocheters around to liven up [email protected] a bit.

        Word of mouth is how niche communities grow.

        (p.s. also spend some time blocking the news communities if you’re not into that stuff, it makes a massive difference)

    • @50_centavos
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      97 months ago

      Use Sync! I used it for years for reddit. They had to shut down with the other third party apps, but they just came back with Lemmy.

    • @[email protected]
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      87 months ago

      I’m kind of the same way, though I’ve found most of the communities I’m looking for.

      My main complaint is just how many leftists there are here, which wouldn’t be an issue if the selection of communities was a bit better. I have no issue with leftists in general, I just get a little tired of low effort posts like “because capitalism” or “unions ftw” on any post where it’s remotely relevant. I get it, unions can be cool, and capitalism has its warts, but those comments aren’t constructive. Fortunately, this is mostly on the more popular news communities, so I just don’t sub and it doesn’t bother me.

      I’d love a handful of well moderated communities similar to the following:

      • /r/neutralnews - strict limits on acceptable sources, and all comments must include sources for factual claims
      • /r/neutralpolitics - similar to neutral news, but specific to political discussion

      Reddit also has a huge leftist slant, but it at least has moderation tools to help make certain types of community moderation feasible.

      I just want to point out that I’m far from a conservative and I don’t want to go the opposite direction and have mostly conservative viewpoints (that would probably be worse), I just like seeing multiple opinions for a topic, and that seems to happen less here because moderation tools kinda suck, which means poor quality sources that agree with the predominant opinion tend to get more attention than more reputable sources that have a more mixed view of things.

      Regardless, I’m not going back, but that doesn’t mean lemmy has better content, it just means I refuse to support Reddit anymore.

      • @skeezix
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        -177 months ago

        I’m sure there must be a Trump ass-kissing community here, or a “climate hoax”, or a Jan-6-was-antifa-FBI, or some such communities you could enjoy.

        • smoothbrain coldtakes
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          127 months ago

          Just because people are tired of a leftist slant doesn’t make them automatically right leaning. Right wingers who are right wing because they’re annoyed by leftists are weak. Leftists get annoyed by leftists every day, and that’s the essence of Lemmy.

        • @[email protected]
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          57 months ago

          I explicitly said I didn’t want that, I want communities where facts matter far more than whatever the dominant political opinion is.

          For the record, I cannot stand Trump or his ilk. I also cannot stand dogmatic leftists. I want fact based discussions, not left v right BS.

    • oce 🐆
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      67 months ago

      Web UI works great for me except for the few already reported bugs that are not experience breaking.